July 14 -21, 2019

Saturday  2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM 

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater

Book by Doug Wright

This year, families will venture under the sea with Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and her aquatic friends to the tune of one of Disney’s most beloved classics. 


In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.  Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. 


The beloved score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and  Glenn Slater  with a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart.   Featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”


Each performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photos after the show.  

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI


VIP (Center Section) $45

Adult:  $35/30

Child (under12): $30/26

Seniors/Students: $35/30

Limited Discount Tickets $20



Performing Arts Center, Spanos Theatre

1 Grand Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401



Local calls: 756–4TIX (756–4849)
Toll-free in California: 1–888–233–ARTS
Outside California: 1–805–756–ARTS

No reservations will be taken without payment.

By phone the ticket office will accept

MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover.


Monday - Saturday 12PM - 6PM or 12PM to 30 mins past curtain time on event dates.

Closed on Sunday. If there is a Sunday performance, open 12PM to 30 mins past curtain. Tickets may also be purchased 24/7 online.


If you are picking up tickets at will call, or wish to purchase a ticket on the evening of the performance, please let the parking attendant know this. You will be given a numbered, perforated permit – half of which you will leave on the dash and half of which you will give to the ticket office. You will not need to return to your car before the event.

If you wish to drop off your guests adjacent to the Performing Arts Center and then park, a drop-off loop is available as you enter the drive to the parking structure. If you choose not to park in the structure, but wish to park on campus, it is best to be familiar with the University’s parking regulations.